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MID-LEVEL CADRE PROVIDING EYE CARE IN THE CONTEXT OF VISION 2020

Abstract

The contribution of the mid-level cadre of eye care providers is an essential component of the Vision 2020: The Right to Sight initiative, to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020. However, for the past 20 years the functions of this cadre have not been definitively outlined, or universally accepted. Consequently, the competencies they require to provide high quality comprehensive eye care have not been established. This has had implications for both training programmes and the subsequent deployment of the graduates of these programmes.


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